DIESEL RUNNING DATES

DIESEL RUNNING DATES

Beyer-Peacock ‘Hymek’ D7018 crosses Ker Moor, heading for Dunster with the 1135 Bishops Lydeard to Dunster excursion service, enjoying blue skies and warm sunshine on Saturday 16th October 2021. Photo by Tony Latham © CC BY-NC 3.0

 

Sunday 16th October 2022 marked the end of scheduled diesel-hauled services for the 2022 season. THANK YOU to everyone who supported these services, either through volunteering or through buying a ticket to ride. MUCH APPRECIATED, thank you all !. 

 

The statistics for the 2022 running season are as follows:

Loco Miles run Days run Booked departures Actual departures Dispatch reliability
Class 33 D6566 1056 15 62 53 85 %
Class 33 D6575 1935 26 90 92 100 %
Class 35 D7017 63 1 12 4 33 %
Class 35 D7018 1070 14 52 53 100 %
TOTALS 4124 (46) 216 202 94 %

 

 

The table below shows which services were hauled by which loco in 2022. See our LOCO STATUS page for the up-to-date information on loco availability.

 

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The following list is up to date as at 18th October 2022 at 12:00:

Date Timetable Loco type Mileage available
Saturday 14th May Blue Class 33 ‘Crompton’ 80 miles – D6566 – completed
Sunday 15th May  Blue Class 33 ‘Crompton’ 80 miles – D6566 – completed
Saturday 21st May Blue Class 33 ‘Crompton’ 20 miles D6566, 60 miles D6575 completed
Sunday 22nd May  Blue Class 33 ‘Crompton’ 80 miles – D6575 – completed
Thursday 9th June TT for 09JUN22 Class 33 D6575, Class 35s D7017, D7018 plus SDDT Class 25 D7612 plus DTG Class 17 D8568 Norton Fitzwarren extension
Friday 10th June TT for 10JUN22 Class 33s D6566, D6575, Class 35 D7018 plus SDDT Class 25 D7612 plus DTG Class 17 D8568 Norton Fitzwarren extension (D7017 not available)
Saturday 11th June TT for 11JUN22 Class 33s D6566, D6575, Class 35 D7018 plus SDDT Class 25 D7612 plus DTG Class 17 D8568 Norton Fitzwarren extension (D7017 not available, BR(W) 4-6-0 7828 ‘ODNEY MANOR’ covering)
Sunday 12th June Blue Class 17 ‘Clayton’ D8568 80 miles –D8568 – completed
Saturday 18th June Blue Class 17 ClaytonD8568 80 miles –D8568 – completed
Sunday 19th June   No diesels rostered All services steam-hauled (Father’s Day)
Saturday 25th June Blue Class 35 ‘Hymek’ D7018 80 miles – D7018 – completed
Sunday 26th June Blue Class 35 ‘Hymek’ D7018 80 miles – D7018 – completed
Saturday 2nd July Blue Class 35 ‘Hymek’ D7018 80 miles – D7018 – completed
Sunday 3rd July Blue Class 35 ‘Hymek’ D7018 80 miles – D7018 – completed
Saturday 9th July Blue Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6566 (33 048) 80 miles – D6566 – completed
Sunday 10th July Blue Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6566 (33 048) 80 miles – D6566 – completed
Saturday 16th July Blue Class 33 ‘Crompton’ 80 miles (First 20 miles completed behind D6566 (33 048) then the remainder completed behind D6575 (33 057)
Sunday 17th July Blue Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6575 (33 057) 80 miles – D6575 – completed
Saturday 23rd July Blue Class 35 ‘Hymek’ D7018 80 miles – D7018 – completed
Sunday 24th July Blue Class 35 ‘Hymek’ D7018 80 miles – D7018 – completed
Tu/We/Th 26/27/28 July Yellow No diesels rostered All services steam-hauled
Sa/Su 30/31 July Blue No diesels rostered All services steam-hauled
Tu/We/Th 2/3/4 August Yellow Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6575 (33 057) 40 miles completed by D6575 each day (x3)
Sa/Su 6/7 August

Blue plus DMU shuttle

No DEPG diesels rostered.

WSR DMU rostered both days.

All services steam-hauled except Bishops Lydeard to Norton Fitzwarren shuttle service for the WSRA Steam Rally (both days).
Mo/Tu/We 8/9/10 August Blue

WSR DMU on the 10:00 Minehead. D6575 (33 057) on the 10:15 Bishops Lydeard.

20 miles completed by D6566 on Monday (failed at BL due to leaking Serck tank, the working being taken over by the DMU).

80 miles completed by D6575 each day (x3)

 

Thursday 11th August Blue

D6566 (33 048) on the 10:00 Minehead and subsequent diagram. D6575 (33 057) on the 10:15 Bishops Lydeard and subsequent diagram

80 miles completed by D6566, 80 miles completed by D6575

This is a timetable change from yellow to blue and from steam to diesel because of the increased risk of lineside fires due to continued dry weather.

Saturday 13th August Blue As Thursday 11th August

50 miles completed by D6566, 80 miles completed by D6575, 30 miles completed by D7018

Sunday 14th August Blue As Thursday 11th August

80 miles complete by D6566, 80 miles completed by D6575

Monday – Wednesday 15-17th August Blue As Thursday 11th August

80 miles complete by D6566, 80 miles completed by D6575 on each day (x3)

Thursday 18th August Blue Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6566 (33 048) on the 10:00 Minehead and subsequent diagram.

60 miles complete by D6566, 20 miles completed by D6575

Saturday 20th August Yellow Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6575 (33 057) 40 miles – D6575 – completed
Tu/We/Th/Sa 23/24/25/27 August Yellow Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6575 (33 057) 40 miles – D6575 – completed on each day (x4)
Saturday 3rd September Blue Class 35 ‘Hymek’ D7018 80 miles – D7018 – completed
Sunday 4th Sept Blue Class 35 ‘Hymek’ D7018 80 miles – D7018 – completed
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September Special

No DEPG diesels rostered.

DMU shuttle service between Minehead and Dunster

Forties Weekend

DEPG depot open to the public

Saturday 17th September Blue Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6575 (33 057) 80 miles – D6575 – completed
Sunday 18th September Blue Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6575 (33 057) 80 miles – D6575 – completed
Saturday 24th September Blue Class 35 ‘Hymek’ D7018 80 miles – D7018 – completed
Sunday 25th September Blue Class 35 ‘Hymek’ D7018 80 miles – D7018 – completed
Saturday 8th October Red Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6575 (33 057) 40 miles – D6575 – completed
Sunday 9th October Red Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6575 (33 057) 40 miles – D6575 – completed
Saturday 15th October
Red Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6575 (33 057) 40 miles – D6575 – completed
Sunday 16th October
Red Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6575 (33 057) 40 miles – D6575 – completed

 

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